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Bolton request Gary Cahill focus

Bolton request Gary Cahill focus

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Bolton manager Owen Coyle called on England centre back Gary Cahill to retain focus; despite moves to Tottenham and Arsenal both falling out prior to the end of the transfer window.

Chelsea are the latest team to have been linked with a move for the Bolton centre back, but Cahill must now wait until January before a move can be completed.

Bolton boss Owen Coyle is understandably concerned, as he requests top form from his first choice centre back.

"There might have been a tinge of disappointment as there was a lot for speculation about this protracted move he was going to have," Coyle said.

"When that didn't come to fruition it said a lot about him in terms of mentally preparing himself (for international duty) and besides the goal he put in a huge performance for England.

"Gary is in the driving seat in regards his contract and speculation won't go away but it doesn't faze me.

"If something comes hard and fast and concrete then I'll deal with it head-on - we've been very open regarding the situation."